BJP’s ₹100 trillion infra investment promise to play out in NDA’s second term


BJP’s ₹100 trillion infra investment promise to play out in NDA’s second term

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) promise to invest100 trillion in infrastructure across the next five years has fired up optimism in the sector, with the party securing a thumping win in the 17th Lok Sabha elections.

The last five years have seen massive spending in roads, railways, water, irrigation and urban infrastructure. With a spate of mergers and acquisitions, the secondary market was active as well. In the roads sector alone, 52 projects worth37,019 crore were sold between 2015 and 2018, besides the new 30-year lease toll-operate-transfer (TOT) model introduced to recycle capital and auction operating road assets to private equity investors.

The first TOT auction fetched 9,681 crore, a 50% premium over the base price. “With the continuity in the government, the total budgetary allocation towards the major infrastructure segments is estimated to grow and remain in the range of 4-4.5 lakh crore per annum, Read More

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